WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Business burglar search; auto-theft suspect jailed

Two notes in West Seattle Crime Watch so far today:

BUSINESS BURGLAR ID: The Southwest Precinct is looking for help identifying this business burglar:

Today’s bulletin accompanying those images says this person broke into Kizuki Ramen in The Junction (42nd/Alaska) just after midnight October 14th, through a door in the back. The burglar stole alcohol and both Apple and Android tablet computers. If you have any tips, email the investigating officer at Michael.Bateman@seattle.gov.

GUN SEIZED IN AUTO-THEFT ARREST: A 27-year-old man remains in jail after a weekend arrest reported on SPD Blotter. Police say they went to the 4000 block of Fauntleroy Way SW around 1 pm because “another police agency” told them a “reported stolen vehicle was mapping to that area.” They found the vehicle, and in it, this gun:

(SPD photo)

Records show the suspect is a convicted felon, pleading guilty in 2015 to possession of a stolen vehicle. He’s likely to have a bail hearing today; we’ll update after that.

EVENING UPDATE: The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office tells us the bail-hearing judge did not find probable cause to keep holding the suspect, so he was released. That doesn’t mean he won’t face charges eventually, but for now he’s out.

9 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Business burglar search; auto-theft suspect jailed"

  • Flo B November 2, 2020 (1:40 pm)

    WSB. Do you know the % of gun’s taken by police from a bad guy were originally taken from homes during a burglary??

  • Beckyjo November 2, 2020 (2:58 pm)


  • Sillygoose November 3, 2020 (7:51 am)

    This is so frustrating to read didn’t have probable cause to hold him!!!  Hold him anyway so officers can build a case before he commits another crime.  This judge needs to be voted out!!

    • Alex S. November 3, 2020 (12:32 pm)

      If we voted out all the criminal-friendly judges in Seattle, there would be no judges left.  This gang – along with our incompetent City Attorney – pushed Ed McKenna out earlier this year. He was one of the few, non-ideological judges left in Seattle and King County

  • Jim P. November 3, 2020 (1:38 pm)

    Convicted felon in possession of a firearm and the judge doesn’t think there’s probable cause?

    We don’t need more gun control laws if no one enforces the laws already there. Sigh.

    • WSB November 3, 2020 (2:11 pm)

      I have not seen the original police report, so I have no idea why probable cause wasn’t found, but in cases we’ve covered, that’s very unusual.

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